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Dlamini escapes being slapped with legal costs

The ConCourt has ruled that former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini was not negligent by extending the CPS contract last year

Shabangu suspends new grant payment tender

The minister needs more time to appoint an evaluating team that is better equipped to judge tender proposals

Sassa crisis: Dlamini and Bhengu set to explain why they shouldn’t be held liable

The ConCourt has ordered Dlamini and Bhengu to explain why they should not be held liable for extension of the CPS contract

Sassa admits to having no feasible contingency plan for cash payments of grants

In court papers, Bhengu said there was still no 'feasible' contingency plan that will guarantee cash payments on April 1

Sassa and Sapo (mostly) ready on grants

The agency will meet the deadline to pay 17-million grant beneficiaries, but it will still need the help of CPS to do so

Sassa, Post Office to give briefing on progress in social grant payments migration

The agency has less than a month to fully migrate core components of the grants scheme from Cash Paymaster Services, as ordered by the ConCourt

Sassa: There will be chaos if CPS contract is not extended, court hears

Roughly 2.8-million beneficiaries will not get their grant payments if the contract with CPS is not extended, the agency argued in court papers.

Ruling on CPS contract with Sassa to be heard in 6 days

The agency has 31 days to migrate core components of the grants scheme from CPS to the South African Post Office, as agreed in December last year.

President must move grant payment to Treasury to ensure payment on April 1

A panel of experts expects Sassa to renege on its Constitutional mandate to pay grants to over 10-million recipients.

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